Cymatics is the study of visualizing sound waves in a medium. Here I demonstrated how simple it can be to create a cymatics experiment by placing a tray of water on an amp and plucking the string of an electric bass. The vibration from the amp causes the water to demonstrate the sound’s sine wave forms.
The experimental setup is extraordinarily simple. The materials used were a metal baking tray, an electric bass, an amp, enough water to fill the tray about 1/2 an inch and the camera with which to capture it all. You’ll see a beaker in the image, which I used to mix up water and cornstarch in order to iterate on the best medium to view the wave forms in. This fluid turned out not to be as interesting as the images of the water.